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Hello, I am an EMS educator and former college program coordinator. I'm also a former EMS Director. I am now working very hard to improve EMS in the Caribbean and particularly the Turks and Caicos Islands. One of the challenges we've discovered in our efforts is the lack of qualified and accredited Regional EMS education available. For example, if you hire two graduates from one particular school we commonly deal with, there is absolutely no minimum standard or reasonable measure of skill set or competence. One graduate will have mediocre understanding of basic cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology and the other will have none. One graduate will have some familiarity with a stretcher and the other will have operated one at all. So, we have raised funds and we are looking at a scholarship strategy to get eligible candidates to the U.S. for basic education. I'm hoping to initiate a conversation here about that idea...what state, and what schools may be best and if anyone has any experience with anything similar. You can reply here or I'm at email@example.com Thanks, Pat Riel
I do appologize, I am SURE something similar has been asked, but I cannot find it. Maybe my search-fu is horrible? I'm an American NRP and practice in Kentucky. I hold a bachelors degree from EKU in Emergency Medical Care (Paramedic/Premed). I am not currently looking to move to Australia (or anywhere for that matter) but I am curious, what would I have to do to get licensed in your country? I know my background isn't rare but it isn't the norm either, and I know Aussies generally have their act together with paramedicine so I'd be interested in what hoops there are. Thank you!
Hi, My name is Patrick and I'm a 20 year old EMT-Intermediate student here in Germany. After finishing my German Baccalaeurate (High School Diploma) this spring I'd like to attend Med. School. Due to the high entrance criteria over here I'll need to wait a couple of years in order to get in. Now I'm thinking about starting Paramedic training in the US this fall/next spring. I'm thinking of a 2+2 program which would entitle myself to work as a Paramedic after the first 2 years... 2nd half could be pre-med school curriculum. Before Med School I'd love to gain some hands on patient experience, routine and knowledge of a wide scope of practice! I was recommended to look for a county / state of education where EMS is not the stepchild of the Fire departments Due to the out-of-state tuition fee I'd like to attend community college for as long as possible! I was told to look at Wake Tech, NC: http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/credit/emergency-medical-science/ems-degree-program Could you: - Recommend me a community college in the US where EMS is taught similary? - Your favourite county where EMS is disconnected from Fire agencies? - Share your experience with international (German?) EMS students and their performance in EMS Degree Programs? This summer is fully booked from July 28th to November 3rd as I'm going to backpack around SE-Asia. Hence programs could start in the end of 2014. My current plan is to start the German "Rettungsassistent" (very narrow scope of practice comp. to a US-Paramedic) this November. Maybe your advice makes me change my plans! Give it a try